Ukraine Claims It Has Recaptured 8 Villages in Counteroffensive

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Ukraine claimed that it has retaken eight villages from the start of its counteroffensive two weeks ago. “In the course of two weeks of offensive operations in the Berdiansk and Melitopol directions, eight settlements were liberated,” Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar said. However, the Russian Defence Ministry said its forces had thwarted a Ukrainian attempt to take the village of Novodonetske in another area where Kyiv’s counteroffensive has been focused. Ukraine’s goal for the counteroffensive is to retake 18% of its territory occupied by Russia, but Ukraine has acknowledged attacks along several parts of the 1,000 km front line.